Lucy Parham piano
Henry Goodman actor
Rachmaninoff A selection of Elégies, Preludes and Moments Musicaux
Scriabin Etude in C sharp minor, Op. 42 No 5
John Stafford Smith (arr. Rachmaninoff) The Star-Spangled Banner
Though exiled from Russia during the Revolution of 1917, nostalgia for his homeland shines through Rachmaninoff’s music, particularly in the many works he wrote for his own instrument, the piano. Pianist Lucy Parham and renowned actor Henry Goodman bring the story of this longing to life with words taken directly from Rachmaninoff’s letters and diaries, and many of his best-loved works for solo piano, alongside music by Tchaikovsky and Scriabin.
Supported by The Alan Cadbury Charitable Trust
Lucy Parham’s trailblazing concerts in which she fuses music and words with the help of some of our most distinguished thespians, have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar
10 – 11am
Pittville Pump Room
Concert & Talk £18 – £30 plus transaction fee*
Talk only £10 plus transaction fee*
Join us for the pre-concert talk with Orlando Figes who will discuss the varying responses of composers such as Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Stravinsky to the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Pittville Pump Room is an elegant Grade 1 listed Regency building and perhaps the most famous example of Regency architecture in Cheltenham. Standing in regal splendour at one end of Pittville Park, the Pump Room is a monument to more than 100 years of fame that Cheltenham enjoyed as a Spa town.
The Festival’s morning recitals at the Pump Room are its continuing glory
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